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Published 1962 circa


16:23:16:26 VS three women wearing matching costumes doing choreographed theatrical cabaret style dance on stage; woman in ornate gold dress singing on stage; VS performers stepping up to microphone on stage, man holding a mandolin, woman in ornate Victorian costume, man wearing plaid suit and bow tie appears to be doing stand-up; LS play on stage with actors in nineteenth century costume, backdrop on stage shows a courthouse, VS actors singing and dancing in musical theater play, possibly Show Boat

16:25:43:03 MS woman dressed as a flapper dancing; LS woman doing flapper dance

16:26:10:27 Low-angle shot movie theater marquee sign reads “No Exit Also Dentist In The Chair”; front of movie theater, movie poster in case out front reads “The Masterless 47”; red movie theater with marquee advertising “Greta Garbo ‘Mata Hari’ Jean Harlow ‘Red Dust’”, reflection in glass doors to theater show 1960s driving on street; corner of theater on Cedar in San Francisco, marquee advertises “Eugene O’Neil’s Long Days Journey Into Night”; VS actors on stage acting in play, 1960s, appears to be a wedding scene, man in tuxedo and woman in white dress.

16:28:01:13 VS old saloon scene, man playing banjo wearing a bowtie sitting on top of an upright piano, two beers on piano man is playing, two men sitting on right side of piano singing along

16:29:00:07 Men in costume singing in barbershop chorus; LS Cinerama movie theater with marquee advertising 1962 film How The West Was Won, huge searchlight in front of theater, possibly the premier; low-angle shot Cinerama marquee with Grove St. sign beneath marquee, CU spinning searchlight in foreground of shot; CU Cinerama marquee; CU legs walk across frame wearing leather tasseled pants and moccasins; baton twirlers in the street; VS barbershop singers, “Fly Delta, Jets to Dallas New Orleans Atlanta” sign behind old barbershop singers; yellow cabs pulling up to theater, pan to entrance of theater with How The West Was one advertises on marquee, man in 1960s style suit holding an upright bass, huge crowd and lighting set up for filming, probably movie premiere

16:31:04:10 MS photographer in crowd, possibly paparazzi at How The West Was Won movie premier, snaps flash photograph; MS photograph in crowd taking photograph

16:31:11:24 Pan from band on stage in old-time costumes to restaurant audience clapping along; LS man doing Spanish matador flamenco dance on stage surrounded by tables in restaurant, second man on stage plays guitar for dancer

16:31:44:06 High-angle shot older man with large backing band plays banjo and sings under spotlight on stage in concert; old-time saloon scene with man playing upright piano in restaurant, another man wearing vest and bow tie sits atop the piano and plays banjo; CU man sitting by piano signing along, zoom out to show man holding glass of beer with another man sitting on the piano with his arm around the man’s shoulder; pan over to older man sitting on piano playing banjo; zoom in out then out on man playing upright piano with glass cover making visible the hammers hitting the strings of the piano

16:33:04:20 Great shot of ballroom dancing in 1960s, black tie affair, everyone in black and white tuxedos and dresses

16:33:17:26 LS two men walk toward Fun House at Playland in San Francisco, closed in 1972; the Fun House with large clown sign; Playland Merry-Go-Round; VS eerie illuminated Funhouse sign with giant clown face

16:34:37:27 VS 1962 movie poster for The Four Days of Naples directed by Nanni Loy; CU movie poster with Peter Sellers on it; movie theater marquee advertising “Zoom At the Top”, “Sat Nite And Sun Mornining”; CU “Saturday Night” movie poster

16:35:13:20 Ballroom dancing; CU disembodied legs of couples ballroom dancing on wood dance floor; disembodied legs of couple dancing, woman wearing kimono style dress and Japanese style slippers with toe socks

16:35:50:12 LS well lit Cinerama movie theater marquee at night advertising film How The West Was Won

16:35:56:16 Great shot pan from MS man holding a movie camera filming to conductor leading barbershop chorus.

16:36:02:09 Footage from a play, man wearing a tuxedo, woman in fancy dress on minimalist set, made enters stage right and other guests in cocktail party scene

16:36:54:03 Men wearing suits and women riding in bumper cars, probably at Playland in San Francisco in 1960s.

16:37:03:05 Front of theater, movie poster display case out from with poster for The Masterless 47, nice reflection of in theater’s doors of passing 1960s bus and cars; movie poster display case with movie poster for The Four Days of Naples; low-angle shot movie theater marquee advertising films “Zoom at the top” and “Sat Nite and Sun Morning”

16:37:43:11 Pan down movie poster display case suggesting Asian design, movie poster in display case for Akira Kurosawa film starring Toshiro Mifune, “The Bad Geed Well”; CU Japanese movie poster

16:37:59:10 High-angle VS young people in their twenties wearing parting hats at large party, men wearing suits women in dresses; VS mostly young people drinking, wearing party hats having good time, balloons and streamers

16:39:16:27 High-angle pan over ballroom, dance floor filled with people ballroom dancing, conductor leads band on edge of dance floor

16:39:44:14 VS Fun House at Playland in San Francisco 1960s, pan over to the Merr-Go-Round; spinning Ferris Wheel at night with colorful lights;

16:41:01:16 Man seated on stage playing classical Spanish guitar, seated between two women in traditional Spanish dresses clapping along, another man on stage, probably flamenco, dancer stands, claps and taps feets along, painting on wall of bullfighter; man flamenco dancing on stage with two women, people seated around stage at tables; VS CU legs of man and woman flamenco dancing on stage; dancers take a bow, guitaris stands up and nods to the audience; women in white outfit with cowgirl boots, does solo flamenco style dance on stage with guitarist playing in background

16:43:37:07 VS 1960s men and women riding in bumper cars, probably in Playland, men wearing suits

16:45:36:23 Three old-time banjo players wearing white outfit with black bowties and red and white striped vests playing on stage, pan over to man playing tuba; CU man playing classical Spanish-style guitar, microphone on mic-stand in front of guitar; LS man playing classical guitar, VS two female and one male flamenco dancers dance on stage, dancers and guitarist take a bow

16:46:26:20 CU terrifying puppet with missing front tooth, red hair and freckles appears to be laughing zoom out to LS, probably in Play Land; CU laughing puppet

16:47:21:08 CU balloons pinned onto wall be popped by darts in carnival game

16:47:41:24 CU Neon Play Land sign; VS at night of colorfully lit rides at Play Land; eerie tower with clown head on top with white glowing eyes and red glowing nose; CU clown head with glowing white light eyes and red light nose, black nights sky in background, very scary; bumper cars at Play Land

16:50:30:03 high-angle shot bald older man under spotlight on stage playing banjo and singing into microphone; CU disembodied man’s hand strumming 6-string banjo; CU disembodied arm strumming banjo, shot in red light; high-angle shot bald man wearing suit playing banjo and singing into microphone; high-angle shot man singing and playing banjo on stage with large backing band behind him

16:51:25:05 Merr-Go-Round at night nicely lit, pan up to Fun House at Play Land (Playland at the Beach)

16:51:47:08 CU disembodied hand strumming banjo

16:51:50:26 1960s men and women riding in bumper cars, man wearing suit with cigarette hanging from mouth driving bumper car

16:52:20:08 Old-time band on stage, three men playing banjo wearing white outfits with red and white striped vests and black bow ties, a tuba player and a pianist; VS audience in restaurant applauding and clapping along; CU man wearing suit playing upright bass, pan down to man’s hand plucking bass strings.

16:52:56:29 LS woman doing flapper dance on stage; MS woman doing flapper dance in blue and purple dress with wearing a matching headband, woman stops and poses for camera with hands up; CU disembodied legs of man doing flamenco dance; man playing classical guitar in front of microphone.

16:54:07:13 Couple walks down stairs and disappears into the shadows.

16:54:48:27 MS man playing trombone; MS man playing trumpet; MS two men one playing bass the other trombone; man wearing suit playing banjo and singing into microphone under spotlight


Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - September 24, 2012
Subject: See me slide! Weee!
Seemingly endless calvacade of the many entertainment options avail in San Francisco. From ballroom dancing, to singers, to flamenco dancing to Cinerama movie premieres, ("How The West Was Won"!) to Eugene O'Neill plays to playland (love the lounge connected to the bumper cars!) to partying in general. Fun, but again, it gets monotonous after a while.
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